Fly-tipping hotspot targeted twice in four days

Plastic and metal cables
Plastic and metal cables were found dumped on Saturday

A fly-tipping hotspot has been targeted twice in the past four days.

DIY and household waste was found by the roadside on the outskirts of Norwich on Wednesday, and what appeared to be large construction cables were seen dumped in the same spot on Saturday - two days after the last lot had been cleared.

The area of Bowthorpe, where Saxoncote Avenue meets Clover Hill Road, has seen a number of fly-tipping incidents in the past few years.

Norwich City Council has been approached for comment.

Plastic and metal cables
Fly-tipping is considered a serious criminal offence and those caught face being jailed

Last month, government figures revealed 5,297 fly-tipping incidents in Norwich in 2022-23, compared to 4,805 the previous year.

The city council said it was "committed to tackling environmental crime".

Following Wednesday's fly-tipping, Mike Sands, a Labour city and county councillor for Bowthorpe who reported the incident, said: "People need to remember that these incidents add to our council tax bills due to the cost of clearing it up."

Flytipping in Bowthorpe
Wednesday's fly-tipping was cleared on Thursday and an investigation was launched, the council said

The council-owned land where the fly-tipping occurred is earmarked for development.

A police car was seen parked in the area on Saturday afternoon.

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